• WordNet 3.6
    • adj numerate able to understand and use numbers
    • v numerate read out loud as words written numbers
    • v numerate determine the number or amount of "Can you count the books on your shelf?","Count your change"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Arabic numerals were not invented by Arabs, but were invented in India by the Hindus
    • v. t Numerate (Arith) To divide off and read according to the rules of numeration; as, to numerate a row of figures.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Among words consisting only of Roman numeral letters, the "highest scoring" words in English are MIMIC (2,102) and IMMIX (2012).
    • numerate To count; reckon; read (an expression in figures) according to the rules of numeration; enumerate.
    • numerate Counted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were invented in India.
    • v.t Numerate to point off and read as figures:
    • v.t Numerate (orig.) to enumerate, to number
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  • George Eliot
    “Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best people down here, whereas you are merely the most numerous.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.”
  • George Ade
    George Ade
    “After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. numeratus, p. p. of numerare, to count. See Number (v.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. nombre—L. numerus, number.


In literature:

There are numerous medical opinions in favour of the Oriental method of cooking the food immediately.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
They are indeed too numerous.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The prizes gained by the Ballwyllo herd were very numerous.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
There are, however, in European manuscripts, numerous instances of the use of these numerals before the twelfth century.
"The Hindu-Arabic Numerals" by David Eugene Smith
Now can any one give a valid reason for the awkward and tedious method of notation exhibited in the Roman numerals?
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
There are numerous rivers, few of which are navigable by sea-going ships.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Traces of wild beasts numerous and recent, but none discovered.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Vasco da Gama, in order to sustain the honour of the King of Portugal, presented numerous valuable articles in return.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
This was a great victory, and it is evident that the enemy were numerically superior to the victors.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
As we looked up the stream we saw numerous birds feeding along the banks.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

And the mountains are rugged and wild to be seen,
But the woodlands are beautiful when Nature's face is green;
There numerous rabbits do gambol all day
Amongst the green scrubbery all lively and gay.
"Beautiful Balmoral" by William Topaz McGonagall
Oh! if was a most gorgeous sight to be seen,
Numerous foreign magnatss were there for to see the queen;
And to the vast multitude there of women and men,
Her Majesty for two hours showed herself to them.
"The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations" by William Topaz McGonagall
King Edward brought numerous waggons in his train,
Expecting that most of the Scottish army would be slain,
Hoping to make the rest prisoners, and carry them away
In waggon-loads to London without delay.
"The Battle of Bannockburn" by William Topaz McGonagall
Arabi's army was about seventy thousand in all,
And, virtually speaking, it wasn't very small;
But if they had been as numerous again,
The Irish and Highland brigades would have beaten them, it is plain.
"The Battle of Tel-el-Kebir" by William Topaz McGonagall
Poor fellows! there were few of them left to retire,
Because undauntedly they faced that murderous fire,
That the mighty host poured in upon them, left and right,
From their numerous rifles, day and night.
"The Horrors of Majuba" by William Topaz McGonagall
There 's music in the numerous herds,
Scattered about o'er hills and plains,
And in the flocks of feathered birds,
Who, in a thousand varied strains,
Praise Him whose all-creating word
Brought into being beast and bird.
"Ode To Music" by James Monroe Whitfield

In news:

In the '80s, she had numerous TV credits.
Library patrons started finding numerous bookmarks and other promotional fliers for a variety of products, services and programs in their books.
Steinbach and Sport take part in numerous competitions throughout the year on the local and national levels.
Elsewhere, the purge had claimed numerous player lives.
Still clad in its highly stylized "F" camouflage, the new photographs offer a look at the F-type from numerous additional angles.
With that much water, there are numerous great local river trips to canoe or kayak.
I have been following Rep Shelley Capito and have noted numerous misleading statements she and her staff have made to the press as well as to her constituents.
I agree with the fact that numerous scouts serve our community with various tasks to earn badges and the fact that a lot of these badges they have been earned go unnoticed.
Sept 26, 2012 9:02 a.m. A local is putting her sewing skills to work for numerous little girls she probably will never meet.
The two sides battled over records, venues and deposition schedules, resulting in numerous delays.
The active aging population holds numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs who can fill a niche.
She attends church regularly and went to numerous luncheons duri.
Numerous players with area connections sign free agent deals in the days following 2012 draft More.
Every now and then, participants need to be reminded that training in the swimming pool offers numerous benefits for all fitness levels.
Restaurants Love Promotion Weeks, But Are These Events Too Numerous.

In science:

Comparison with the numerical results in .— The results presented in Fig 2a have been reconstructed in the plane (pkLg , kLa) for comparison with the numerical results presented in .
An asymptotic model for the Kelvin-Helmholtz and Miles mechanisms of water wave generation by wind
Unfortunately this relaxation is difficult to study numerically using Newtonian dynamics, and our present analysis should be performed in three-dimensions, where numerical and experimental data exist, to test this possibility.
Normal modes analysis of the microscopic dynamics in hard discs
The numerical examples investigated (see Fig. 12) suggest that appropriate set of parameters can be found but at the expense of a numerical search.
Fractional derivatives of random walks: Time series with long-time memory
The common numerical methods (e.g., Runge-Kutta method) encounter numerical instability at some point if we directly solve the coupled differential equations (3.10)–(3.13).
Phenomenological loop quantum geometry of the Schwarzschild black hole
If the data are obtained by numerical simulation of an ensemble (diagonalization of many matrices), the average level density is best found by numerically averaging over the ensemble.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics